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Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018

The Kinship Care: State of the Nation 2018 survey is the largest survey ever of kinship carers in the UK. As in previous years, it shows that many carers aren't getting the support they need to enable children to thrive, including 32% of carers who said they were worried about their mental and...

Bulletin for Professionals: Working With Kinship Caregivers

The growing need for kinship families and related support services has led many States to launch kinship awareness campaigns to recognize the tremendous contribution these caregivers make, the challenges they face, and the help they need. This bulletin highlights supports and services for kinship...

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services

This bulletin describes the intersection of child welfare and early invention services, provides an overview of the Part C process, and outlines the challenges and strategies for implementing Part C provisions.

Transitioning to Family Care for Children

A series of three tools has been developed to support groups working to transition from residential care settings to family-based care, including an online training, a guidance manual and toolkit.

Towards Universal Social Protection for Children: Achieving SDG 1.3

This report shows how cash benefits are proven to have significant, wide-ranging, positive impacts on children’s lives, but that they must be part of integrated social protection and broader social policy programming that includes childcare and social services as well.

National Referral Protocol on Gender Based Violence

This technical guidance document aims to ensure that all survivors/victims of GBV (Domestic and sexual violence) receive a prompt and comprehensive response from service providers in terms of medical, psychosocial and legal support; and also considering the current reporting mechanisms. This...

Child Neglect in Humanitarian Settings

The document highlights the importance of strengthening protective factors, including the provision of quality social services, to address child neglect.

What does Effectiveness Mean? A qualitative assessment of two child protection systems

Interviews conducted with child protective services administrators and workers show that they are unaware of empirical evidence to support effectiveness and are unable to determine how to measure effectiveness. This article suggests collecting quality data and partnering with systems, such as...

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